Feb 2, 2021


Dust Jacket Design Tips

Jan 23, 2021

What Are Head & Tail Bands?






Jan 19, 2021

Here’s Some Tips on Setting appropriate margins on standard book sizes !

Oct 12, 2020

Add new dimension to your Cover design: Techniques for Spot UV and Raised UV


Sept 12, 2020

Spotlight Interview with Matt Steinhausen, author and photographer of The Least Interesting Place



May 13, 2020

The Last Galactus Story, a special edition from Single Bound Studios











May 1, 2020


Getting Published or Self Publishing? Check out the latest blog for artists, photographers and creatives who are considering their own book project.

















March 26, 2020
Here’s a word from Mark Weber who heads up the customer service at Marathon for all our professional photographers across the USA that we provide photo album printing, photo lab prints, volume photo solutions and marketing support to. Marketing is essential at all times, but now more than ever. Over the years, we have survived through several down cycles. It’s important to have a marketing plan through cycles like we are in right now. If we can be of any help with helping establish your print marketing plans, please let us know!

Second nice thing you will see about this video is the current environment in the plant. We’re working! While we realize many of you are in mandated seclusion right now, our business is an “essential business” as declared in most counties across the USA with print/mail facilities. Our photobook and custom book publishing clients certainly are appreciating our service during this time as well as their businesses have increased recently due to all the people stuck at home with nothing to do. As you can see, we have work moving through the facility, in all departments. Everyone is maintaining proper social distances and keeping all areas of the facility clean, disinfected and safe.



March 23, 2020

Dear Valued Business Partner,

When we set out plans for this website, with the idea of regular Blog updates for tips, and promotions, none of us had any idea that the very first post would need to be of such serious importance.

Marathon is proud to partner with our customers to provide top quality products. Thank you for your continued business for over 40 years, your loyalty is appreciated. Keeping our customers’ best interest in mind along with the safety of our employees, Marathon has re-trained and implemented additional precautionary steps recommended by the CDC and the WHO to help reduce and eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Fortunately, there have been no cases within our company and our community in Norfolk has not been directly affected at this time.

We will remain open with regular business hours. Should there be a change in operational hours, we will contact you immediately. Your understanding of any scheduling delays that may occur due to COVID-19 are greatly appreciated.

Please take care and stay healthy.


The entire team at Marathon Press